For the beach babe
That’so All in One Mousse SPF15 (R580) is a rather addictive light mousse that offers water-resistant sun protection but also has impressive technology: Liquid Crystals technology for prolonged moisture; Gold Filter tech for a gorgeous pearly luminous finish on the skin; and good old grape seed extract and Vitamin E to help protect the skin from oxidative stress. It’s lightly perfumed with almond, cherry, and vanilla. Bring on the beach party!
For the hipster
Established in 2010, The Bluebeards Revenge is a men’s shave, beard, hair and body brand that is now being used by discerning men and barbers around the world. Designed by the “Blue Beard in chief”, who battled with tough stubble, Bluebeards was created to tackle the most stubborn whiskers. The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Gift Set (R825 for shaving cream and post-shave balm) will be appreciated by blokes with bristles.
For the beauty addict
It’s going to be difficult to choose a single item from the Dolce & Gabbana beauty range (available at Woolworths here) and it will be even more difficult to put it in someone else’s stocking, rather than your own, so good luck with that! The makeup lover will go mad for DG The Only One Lipstick (R680) and the chic DG The Only One Lace cap (R295), DG Intense Volume Mascara (R795), DG Blush of Roses Luminous Cheek Colour (R965) and DG Solar Glow Illuminating Powder Duo (R1230).
For the hair-obsessed
I would be very happy to find the Tangle Teezer Ultimate Styler (R395) in my stocking. It has bottle-shaped teeth designed to dry-style hair while smoothing cuticles. It also means you can brush out curls to get waves without the frizz and can be used on extensions. While you’re at it, drop in a Kent hairbrush (various pricing, around R400). They are 100 per cent handmade and each one is a masterpiece – it can take up to 12 different people 540 hours from start to finish to create one of these brushes!
For the smooth operator
The La Tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezers (R445) come in a cute carry case with a built-in magnifying mirror. An innovative tweezing system, it has an illuminating LED light so you will never miss a hair and diamond dust tips made for the perfectly precise tweeze. And there’s the crystallised on/off button made with Swarovski elements, of course.